Chelsea are rushing to make at least three signings before the window shuts at 11pm tonight in order to satisfy coach Antonio Conte, according to The Telegraph.

They have been in talks with several players over the last few days, with Danny Drinkwater, Ross Barkley and Fernando Llorente key targets, and Riyad Mahrez an option.

They have already missed out on one target, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who chose Liverpool over Chelsea, in a preference of where he would most likely play his favourable position, central midfield.

Chelsea have had bids rejected for both Drinkwater and Barkley and will be looking to make agreements with both Leicester and Everton respectively.

Tottenham have come in last-minute and put an offer on the table for Swansea forward Fernando Llorente, making it a head to head fight with the champions. However the deal hinges on Wilfred Bony joining, and reports last night said he was nearing a move to Seria A with Hellas Verona.

Riyad Mahrez will leave Leicester after being given permission to leave the national side to formalise a transfer, however Barcelona remain favourites as they set to miss out on Philipe Coutinho and Thomas Lemar.

A long-term target, Alex Sandro aswell. Reports are suggesting there could be one final bid, but it looks so unlikely, with Juventus not wanting to sell, and that there is hardly any time left to find a replacement of his quality.

Chelsea have been busy on deadline before, re-signing David Luiz from PSG last summer, which now looks to be a fantastic coup. Also they broke their club-record fee when signing Fernando Torres from Liverpool for £50 million.

 

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